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Burt County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes


OFFICE OF THE BURT COUNTY CLERK

Minutes of the Burt County Board of Supervisors

August 28, 2015

TEKAMAH NE 68061

The Burt County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Friday, August 28, 2015 in the Boardroom of the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska, pursuant to adjournment of their last meeting. Notice of the meeting was given in advance thereof by Publication in the Plaindealer, upon a 1st floor bulletin board within the courthouse and on the County’s Website. A copy of the proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk. The following members were present: Cliff Morrow, Greg Brummond, Matt Connealy, Perry Rogers, Ted Connealy and Gerald Newill. Absent – David Schold.

The meeting opened at 9:00 A.M. upon motion by Newill, seconded by Brummond, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays-none. Absent- Schold. Chairman Morrow informed the public that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was posted on the wall.

Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers, the agenda was approved, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes –Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays-none. Absent- Schold.

Mark Blackford visited with the Board about County Road 21. The County has plans to re-do the County Road, in the process making it narrower. This is concerning to Blackford because Craig Cattle uses this County Road for staging during cattle loading and during harvest. He is aware that he needs to build an access road for a staging area, but wanted to discuss with the Board the timeline to avoid problems during harvest this season. An agreement was discussed, when the County cleans out road ditches on Co.Rd. 21 during this project, they will allocate this dirt to Blackford. The County will dump the dirt, but Blackford will do the finish work for this access area. The agreement also entailed waiting until after harvest for completion of the last quarter mile of this project in order to allow the use of the County Road until the access area can be built by Blackford.

The following claims for August in the amount of $1,235,207.91 including $109,896.05 for payroll, were read, audited, warrant drawn and checks generated on the respective funds on motion by M.Connealy, seconded by T.Connealy, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold. $500,000.00 of this total reflects a transfer from the General Fund to the Road Fund.

ADAM TRIPP
AFLAC
ALL FLAGS, ETC
AMERICAN BROADBAND CLEC ANDERSON HARDWARE

ATTY FEES 765.00 INSURANCE 820.23 SUPPLIES 268.12 SERVICE 1,328.97 SUPPLIES 76.98

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ANDY’S QUICK SHOP
ANN FLOOD
APPLIED CONNECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC ARPS RED-E-MIX INC
AS CENTRAL SERVICES
AS CENTRAL SERVICES, OCIO
AT&T
B’S ENTERPRISES INC
BERNIE MASLOWSKY
BILL J PICKELL
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD
BLUFF GRAVEL COMPANY
BOBBY KELLOGG
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC
BRANIFF SERVICE
BREHMER MFG INC
BURT COUNTY CLERK
BURT COUNTY COURT
BURT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT CLERK BURT COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE
BURT COUNTY PUBLIC POWER DIST
BURT COUNTY SHERIFF
BURT COUNTY TREASURER
BURT COUNTY TREASURER
BURT COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL
CARROLL WELTE
CENTRAL UNITED LIFE INS CO
CENTRAL VALLEY AG
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS CENTURYLINK
CITY CLERK
CITY OF LYONS
CITY OF TEKAMAH
CLIFFORD L MORROW
CNA AUTO SERVICES,LLC
COMPLETE SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS CRAIG FIRE HALL
CREDIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC CRESTON FERTILIZER MCL FARMS INC CUBBY’S
CVSOAN
D & M RADIATOR SERVICE
DEARBORN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO DECATUR EXPRESS

FUEL 250.07 ATTY FEES 50.00 MONTHLY FEE 1,502.55 CONCRETE 644.00 AS/400 COSTS 266.39 TELETYPE SRV 350.00 TELEPHONE 55.83 SIGNS 1,510.00 GRAVEL/BORROW 11,769.68 REPAIRS 170.66 UTILITIES 115.28 INSURANCE 59,497.92 GRAVEL/BORROW 10,112.13 PRIOR SERVICE 46.16 SUPPLIES 864.60 FUEL 1,746.93 STEEL PRODUCTS 13.09 POSTAGE 25.00 NONWAIVE FEES 180.00 NONWAIVE FEES 296.00 SUPPLIES 26.75 RADIO TOWER 91.57 SERVICE 102.60

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FUND TRANSFER
BURT/WASH DRAINAGE
MEALS FAIR
MEALS/MILES
INSURANCE
FUEL
COPY CONTRACT
SERVICE
UTILITIES
UTILITIES
UTILITIES
MILE
PARTS/LABOR
SERVICE
EXTENSION
GARNISHMENT
SUPPLIES
MEALS
REGISTRATION 75.00 REPAIR 99.93 LIFE INSURANCE 31.46 FUEL 3,641.82

500,000.00 31,064.04 189.00 205.20 10.25 155.30 448.46 687.69 39.75 103.80 316.26 21.85 503.58 150.00 25.00 612.62 244.61 669.77

DOUGLAS COUNTY COURT DOUGLAS COUNTY TREASURER DREW LAW FIRM PC LLO
DXP ENTERPRISES INC

EADIE GIBBS
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE ERNIE GLUP PIPE SALES
FARMERS PRIDE
FIRST CONCORD BENEFITS GROUP LLC FIRST NAT’L BANK-NORTHEAST-EFPTS FORNOFF & SCHUTT
FRANCES FRENCH
FRED FRANKLIN
FRED MYTTY
FREMONT SANITATION
GERALD E NEWILL
GREGORY J BRUMMOND
HOLMQUIST LUMBER INC
ILA DAVIS
IOWA OFFICE SUPPLY INC
JAMES G EGLEY
JAMES L DEVENING
JAN RASMUSSEN
JAY W JOHNSON
JOHN WILSON
JONI L. RENSHAW
K B’S MINI MART
KATHLEEN A LAUGHLIN
KEITH SMITH
KEVIN ROSCOE
KUENY & BEGLEY
LUXA CONSTRUCTION CO INC
LYNN PEAVEY CO
MADISON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF
MAINELLI, WAGNER & ASSOCIATES INC MARVIN SIEBRANDT
MARY LOFTIS
MASSMUTUAL
MATTHEW CONNEALY
MCH HEALTH SYSTEM
MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MICHAEL D SULLIVAN
MID-AMERICAN BENEFITS INC MIDWEST SERVICE AND SALES CO

CTF COPIES 3.00 AUTOPSY 250.00

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ATTY FEES
PARTS
SERVICE
BALLOTS
CULVERTS
FUEL
INSURANCE 490.00

36,623.53 187.50 11.00 794.98 1,600.00 121.28 59.80 48.88 126.13 18.00 301.48 75.00 235.00 93.15 278.88 42.99 129.95 FUEL 1,261.39 GARNISHMENT 325.00 LABOR 5.00 CULVERTS 538.05 ATTY FEES 1,785.00 CONCRETE SURF 64,464.21 SUPPLIES 53.50 ATTY FEES 100.00 MILEAGE 1,478.29 ENGINEERING 8,923.50 GRAVEL/BORROW 26,835.33 MILE/MEAL/ETC 273.65 INSURANCE 200.00 MILE 58.65 MEDICAL 533.49 TESTING 62.40 ATTY FEES 50.00 INSURANCE 352.50 CULVERTS ETC 50,383.91

FEDERAL TAXES ATTY FEES
PRIOR SERVICE EQUIPMENT RENT BUDGET MAKING GARBAGE

MILE
MILE LUMBER/SUPPLY PRIOR SERVICE LEASE/COPIES ATTY FEES
TRASH REMOVAL MILEAGE MILEAGE MEAL/MILES/ETC MILES

1,225.50 654.34 56.00 856.88 1,289.40 3,510.12

MIDWEST SERVICE CO
MILLS LAW OFFICE
MIPS INC
MOBILE BINDERS
NANCY SCHRAMM, COURT REPORTER NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS NE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM NE NEBR ASSN OF CO OFFICIALS

NEBR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR NEBR PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL NEBRASKA DEPT OF LABOR
NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT NICK BOHANNON
NMC
NORTHEAST NEBR TELEPHONE CO O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
OFFICE SYSTEMS COMPANY
OFFICE WAREHOUSE
P & L TRUCKING INC
PEGGY SMITH
PENNY A. WARREN
PERRY ROGERS
PEST-TROL
PHYSICIANS LABORATORY PC PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO
QUALITY PRINTING & OFFICE SUPP
RDO TRUCK CENTERS
RETIREMENT PLANS DIV. OF AMERITAS SAPP BROS PETROLEUM INC
SAVE MORE MARKET
SCHENKELBERG IMPLEMENT CO
SEC OF STATE-ELECTION DIVISION SHAMBURG AUTO SUPPLY
SHARON WIMER
STALP GRAVEL CO
STATE TAX COMMISSIONER
STEVE CASS
TEKAMAH POST OFFICE
THEODORE CONNEALY
THURSTON COUNTY SHERIFF
TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS INC VERIZON WIRELESS
VETTER EQUIPMENT
VILLAGE OF DECATUR
WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT

FUEL/SUPPLIES ATTY FEES SERVICE SUPPLIES

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6,673.78 6,918.25 3,097.81

339.77 50.00 1,500.00 123.00 225.00 1,224.17 105.00 140.00 1,339.10 128.77 3,182.49 229.43 258.18 56.00 100.74 5.07 59.23 150.07 23.00 34.00 690.00 779.23 1,176.98 PARTS 387.37 RETIREMENT 17,701.37 FUEL 3,333.97 SUPPLIES 26.00 PARTS 261.17 WORKSHOP 50.00 SUPPLIES 529.18 MILEAGE 17.25 GRAVEL/BORROW 64,200.46 STATE TAXES 4,634.36 PARTS 13.62 PERMIT 225.00 MILE 50.03

ATTY FEES RETIREMENT LODGING WORKSHOP CHILD SUPPORT BLOOD TESTS ELEVATOR INSP ELECTRICITY MEALS/MILES PARTS/LABOR TELEPHONE ELEVATOR SUPPLIES SUPPLIES PARTS

MILE
MILEAGE
MILE
PEST CONTROL AUTOPSY PUBLISHING SUPPLIES

BD PRISONERS
TOWER RENT
CELL PHONE
AIR COMPRESSOR
UTILITIES 73.96 CTF COPIES 3.50

3,000.00 158.50 198.60 1,181.39

WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO WATCH GUARD VIDEO
WELDON PARTS OMAHA
WESTERN ENGINEERING CO INC

WPCI

INSURANCE 16.15 LABOR/REPAIRS 528.00 PARTS 180.81 SURFACING 160,898.04 TESTING 25.50

The minutes of the last meeting were approved upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Communication from Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Annual Report for 2014-2015 and Nebraska Department of Roads 2014 Annual Report of Traffic Crash Facts was noted and placed on file.

At 10:05 A.M. Chairman Morrow opened a public hearing regarding land owners Patrick, Larry and Doug Kriete spreading sludge from Omaha. Doug Kriete explained that they plan to stockpile the sludge when it becomes available and then will apply it next year. He also said that he has spoken to all of the neighbors of the property. Morrow voiced his concern over the trucks being aware of not tearing up our County Roads. Gordon Anderson from City of Omaha Public Works assured the Board that they’ll only haul it in on dry roads and that they watch over the application process. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed at 10:12 A.M., and the Board went back into regular session.
Motion was made by Brummond to approve a Conditional Use Permit for sludge application on the Patrick, Larry and Doug Kriete property located in S 1⁄2 SW 1⁄4 & NE 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 of 22-20-9, Newill seconded the motion, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Patty Plugge from Burt County Economic Development Corporation came before the Board to get confirmation from the Board that the County will increase their financial commitment to $36,000.00 for the fiscal year 16-17. She has had communication with Cities and Villages whom are currently not invested with BCEDC and hopes to gain their investments after she explains that she can lower their commitments due to the County increasing theirs. The County feels that the organization has a lot to offer it’s communities, and is happy to be able to help the Cities with this investment.

Fred Mytty of Mytty PC Consulting presented the Board with options for the 2015- 2016 county budget. Discussion followed regarding having a cash reserve versus the importance of alleviating tax burdens for the people of Burt County. M.Connealy expressed that tax asking being lowered for our residents is more important than reserves/catastrophic planning at this point in time. It was discussed and decided upon to use $542,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund in an effort to lower taxes. Mytty will finalize the Budget accordingly. The date for the final hearing of the budget was set for September 8, 2015, during the next regular board meeting.

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Board Member M.Connealy offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

RESOLUTION #2015-16

WHEREAS Burt County has jurisdiction over Craig, Decatur, Riverside, Arizona, and Pershing Townships;

AND WHEREAS their budgets will contain all zeros;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that they approve an audit waiver request for each township.

DATED this 28th day of August, 2015, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFF MORROW, CHAIRMAN
BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Board Member Brummond seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Board Member M.Connealy offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

RESOLUTION #2015-19

WHEREAS, under L.B. 1154 (1996) any property tax for political subdivisions will be included in the County’s tax levy.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Burt County Board of Supervisors that pursuant to law, the County has subdivisions levy authority as specified on the County Levy Limit Form hereby and by this reference incorporated herein.

up to 4 cents up to 3 cents

0 cents
$72,720.00 of the County’s five-cent miscellaneous levy will be allowed to the Ag Society under an Interlocal Agreement.

DATED this 28th day of August, 2015, at Tekamah, Nebraska.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFF MORROW, CHAIRMAN
BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Board Member Newill seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Treasurer Karen Grass requested to have two uncollectable distress warrants stricken. Upon motion by M.Connealy, seconded by Brummond, those two distress

Fire Districts: Cemetery Districts: Townships:

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warrants will be stricken, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent –Schold.

Upon motion by Brummond, seconded by Newill, the Board approved a Special Designated Liquor License for JT’s Bar & Grill to have a beer garden at the Hoot Gibson Rodeo Arena, 3499 Hwy 32, Tekamah, Nebraska, from September 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. until September 13, 2015 at 1:00 a.m., for a Tractor Pull Event. With roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent – Schold.

Board Member T.Connealy offered the following resolution with regards to Burt County Establishing a Lodging Tax:

Resolution 2015-18
Establish Burt County Visitors Promotion Fund

WHEREAS, the Nebraska Visitors Development Act (hereinafter, “the Act”) allows for the creation of a County Visitors Promotion Fund and the imposition of an additional sales tax of not to exceed two percent (2%) upon the total consideration charged for occupancy of any space furnished by a hotel; and

WHEREAS, such sales tax proceeds are to be used generally to promote, encourage, and attract visitors to come to the county and use the travel and tourism facilities within the county; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, a public hearing prior to this Resolution was held on the 11th day of August, 2015 by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Burt, Nebraska;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
1. After consideration of information and views presented at the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Burt, Nebraska determines it is advisable and proper that a County Visitors Promotion Fund (hereinafter “Fund”) be established for Burt County, and such fund is hereby established by this Resolution.

2. In order to assist the Board in the proper allocation and expenditures of such Fund, a visitors committee will serve as an advisory committee to the County Board in administering the proceeds from the Fund with the specific purposes of the Act in promoting, encouraging and attracting visitors to come to this county and to use the travel and tourism facilities within.

3. There is hereby imposed, pursuant to the Act, an additional sales tax of two percent (2%) upon the total consideration charged for occupancy of any space furnished by any hotel, as defined in Nebr. Rev. Stat., Section 81- 3707, located within the County.

The proceeds of such tax shall be placed in the County Visitors Promotion Fund (Fund Number 0990) as established herein.

PASSED and APPROVED this 28th day of August, 2015.

ATTEST: SARAH J FREIDEL CLIFFORD MORROW, CHAIRMAN
BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Board Member T.Connealy moved to adopt resolution #2015-19, Brummond seconded the motion, and the Chairman declared it adopted, with roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – M.Connealy. Absent- Schold.

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The process to set up the visitors committee for overseeing this Lodging Tax will begin with advertising, and will be addressed at the September 30th meeting.

Highway Superintendent Peggy Smith presented a bid from Western Engineering Company, Inc for work on County Road 23. The work will be a 3” overlay on Co.Rd. 23, from Hwy. 32 to Co.Rd. O. Motion was made by M.Connealy, seconded by Rogers to accept the bid for the amount of $1,128,399.70, but Peggy will inquire about the mile that was previously patched. Roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold.

Superintendent Smith presented a bid from Sta-bilt Construction Company for crackfilling on County Road L and for Armor Coating on County Road GH. Motion was made by Brummond, seconded by T.Connealy to accept the bid for the crackfilling in the amount of $7,540.00. Roll call vote as follows: Ayes – Morrow, Brummond, M.Connealy, Rogers, T.Connealy and Newill. Nays – none. Absent- Schold. The armor coating on Co.Rd. GH will not be done at this time, discussions were mutual, if there are monies left over at the end of this fiscal year then that would allow the County Road C project to possibly get a start.

Smith reported that the #1 Bridge is caving off on the west side of the road again. She will get in touch with Thiesen to stabilize it.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 11:37 A.M. until September 8, 2015.

ATTEST: SARAH J. FREIDEL CLIFFORD L. MORROW, CHAIRMAN BURT COUNTY CLERK BURT COUNTY BOARD OFSUPERVISORS

These minutes are not the official record and may be corrected. A copy of the approved official minutes is available to the public at the Clerk’s Office.

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